Common Sense Media
Media and Technology Resources for Educators
Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. FREE! Great on field trips or to take quizzes!
This online whiteboard is perfect for large-scale collaborative assignments. The teacher creates a room, makes it private or public, and sends invites. Features include drawing tools, an equation editor, screen capture, text chat, and live audio.
In this private space to meet and chat online, the teacher can set-up a room with one click. Participants can upload attachments and receive a log of the discussion via e-mail. FREE! No log-in or account is required.
Plano ISD hosts MyPad on its own server, but you can get the same functionality via TitanPad (both are powered by EtherPad technology). Creating a new pad takes just one click.
FREE APP! Teachers can use this global community tool to personalize instruction, and students can use it to creatively demonstrate learning. Includes a library of valuable resources and fosters collaborative.